Hurricane Irma Update: Fort Myers Opens Four Emergency Food Sites After Storm

Standing water along U.S. 41 from Colonial to the Caloosahatchee in Fort Myers was reported after Hurricane Irma passed through the area Sunday.

A car sits in a flooded driveway as cars pass on the road Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, two days after hurricane Irma passed through the Lehigh Acres area outside Fort Myers, Fla.(Photo: Rodney White, Michael Zamora/The Register)


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Four food distribution sites opened in Fort Myers Wednesday afternoon. 

Food will be available until supplies run out, according to a news release. 

The Salvation Army will operate sites at: 

  • Dr. Ann Murphy Knight S.T.A.R.S. Complex, 2980 Edison Ave.
  • FEA Ministries, 587 Nuna Ave.

The American Red Cross will provide food and water at: 

  • Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd.
  • Shady Oaks Park, 3300 Marion St.

items available include a limited number of hot meals, as well as Meals Ready-to-Eat and water. 

Those four sites are in addition to a distribution site at Fleamasters Flea Market at 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

The water is safe to drink in Fort Myers.

Residents should call 911 only if there is an emergency.

For general information on recovery efforts, residents should call 211. 

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